The Benefits of Smart Automation & Visualization
The key benefit of incorporating smart automation and visualization technology is the ability to make immediate production decisions based on accurate, real-time data from the manufacturing floor. With access to current and forecasted production values, management can make adjustments on the fly, reallocate resources, and identify bottlenecks. Another benefit of incorporating this technology is predictive maintenance. Interconnected sensors, actuators, and other devices are networked with computers for industrial applications allowing the system to monitor manufacturing performance over time and use the information gathered to predict future reliability. These predications allow for a machine or system to be serviced before an anticipated failure, when it is more convenient, and avoids costly downtime and work stoppage.